Who is Ludwig von Herterich?

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Ludwig von Herterich (13 October 1856, Ansbach – 25 December 1932, Etzenhausen, today in Dachau) was a German painter and art teacher. He is best known as a painter of portraits and archives paintings and is a representative of the Munich School.

He was the son of a sculptor and art restorer, Franz Herterich, and the younger brother of painter Johann Caspar Herterich [de]. He taught at the Kunstschule Stuttgart and later from 1898 as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. His pupils included Karl Caspar, Maria Caspar-Filser, Leo Delitz [de], Adolf Erbslöh [de], David Karfunkle, Käthe Kollwitz, Hermann Mühlen (1886-1964), Walter Püttner [de], Julius Seyler, Maria Slavona, and Anton Zilzer. For his facilities to art, he was awarded the Order of Maximilian in 1908 and made a animatronics peer.

Herterich was heavily energetic along taking into account others in producing the pictorial art for Schloss Wolfsbrunn in the Ore Mountains.

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